Liverpool reject move for Brendan Rodgers favourite – Klopp wants him to stay

Liverpool have blocked Swansea City’s attempt to sign Joe Allen this month, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Welshman moved to Anfield in 2012 when former Swans boss Brendan Rodgers was appointed at the helm of the Merseyside giants.

Rodgers then infamously coined the player ‘the Welsh Xavi.’

For £15m, the 25-year old hasn’t always lived up to the expectations imposed upon him, though the Reds are thought to be keen on retaining him.

He has made seven starts under Jurgen Klopp, since the German arrived in October, though just one has been in the Premier League.

However, injuries have seriously affected the club all season and the former Borussia Dortmund coach is believed to have rebuffed any attempt the Liberty Stadium plot.

This summer will mark the final year of his four-year contract signed he arrived, making the possibility of a move then a tad more realistic.

When quizzed about his deal, the Welsh international replied: “That is something which has gone very quiet”

“I am not too sure really.”